Massachusetts’ HomeCorps program is on a mission to stop foreclosures
Using millions from lenders, AG unit helps struggling homeowners statewide
On the 11th floor of the Saltonstall building in downtown Boston, Laurin J. Mottle spends her days taking phone calls from desperate people. Mottle, 33, is the director of HomeCorps, a new program launched by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to keep homeowners out of foreclosure. It’s being funded with money from a multistate settlement with five major US banks. Since April, the office has received about 3,000 calls to its HomeCorps hotline and taken on more than 1,865 cases. Already, it has stopped dozens of imminent foreclosures.